Friday, October 7, 2016

Less Shouting - More Silence

Today’s Gospel Reading: Luke 7:31-35 (RSV) - The Lord said, "To what then shall I compare the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the market place and calling to one another, 'We piped to you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep.' For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, 'Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."
When I consider this passage in the Holy Scriptures, I can’t help but think of our current social and political atmosphere. Watching the news and social media feed is like watching an elementary school playground. We need less shouting and more silent prayer.

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Have Mercy on Me, a sinner.”

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